Airline Pilots Highlight Employer Pregnancy Obligations

Law360, New York (May 27, 2016, 10:11 AM EDT) -- On May 10, 2016, four female pilots along with the Americans Civil Liberties Union filed charges asserting that Frontier Airlines failed to provide them with accommodations for both pregnancy and breastfeeding. The charges assert claims of sex discrimination under Title VII. In its press release, the ACLU claims that Frontier Airlines' policies are discriminatory on their face as they treat pregnant workers, and specifically pilots, differently than other employees.

But are the issues facing a commercial airlines pilot who is currently pregnant or that recently returned to work after maternity leave so unique as to make accommodations unreasonable?

In 2015, the...

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